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Monster Beats By Dr. Dre / High Definition Studio Headphones / Black


Released on 07 December 2009

Manufacturer: Monster

4.0 out of 5 (25 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Hear What You've Been Missing

Introducing the most advanced headphones ever developed, Beats by Dr. Dre. Experience the music exactly the way the artist wants you to. Beats high definition headphones are precision-engineered to reveal the full sound of today's digital music including the most sonically demanding rock, hip hop and R&B. With advanced speaker design, powered amplification, and active noise canceling, Beats delivers all the power, clarity, and deep bass today's top artists and producers want you to hear.

Speakers like never before
Combining extra-large speaker drivers and a high-power digital amplifier, Studios deliver a previously unheard combination of super deep bass, smooth undistorted highs, and crystal clear vocals.

Powered Noise Cancellation
It actively cuts external noise, so you experience all the rich details that your favorite artists want you to hear, not the music-disturbing drone of the outside world.

Extreme Comfort
Feel the music, not the headphones. Spacious earcups give you extra room for a higher level of listening comfort. Plush ear cushions covered with ultra-soft breathable materials keep you cool, even during marathon listening sessions.

Micro Minijack
Studio's headphone cable features a compact connector design which reduces bulk and eases unnecessary strain that can damage headphone connectors and ports.

Folding Design and Touring Case
Studios three-way folding design make packing up for storage. Plus, the included Touring case features rigid construction for enhanced protection for your headphones

  • Key Features:
  • Unique 40mm driver technology delivers unequalled transient response
  • Remarkably natural sound with deep bass
  • Powered isolation technology
  • Mute button lets you talk without removing the headphone
  • Comfortable headband and hinged ear cups for an enjoyable, portable listening experience
  • Weight: 260 grams, 270 grams with batteries
  • 25cm (L) x 18.5cm (W) x 13cm (H)
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Maximum output: 115dB
  • Headphone cable length: 1.3 meters
  • Connector: 1/8 inch (3.5mm), gold-plated

customer Reviews

 Average rating (25 reviews)

 Cheapest price on Play.com

| | See all BWorth's reviews (1)

Could not find a single shop that had these out on display for me to try so I took the leap of faith. And what a leap it is!
Firstly the price - You pay for two brands: Monster who pride themselves on precision cables and hardware; and Dr Dre, one of the music industries greatest talents. You are buying a piece of precision kit that has been designed for the style conscious. You also feel like you have just spent £250 when you open the box, everything is well designed and has its own logical place. The box is a feat of great design in itself.
The music - The precision of the beats is simply incredible, they reproduce David Grays 'Life In Slow Motion' with such depth I can practically hear where the instruments are around me. Kanye Wests '808s and Heartbreak' sends chills down your back and you can here every haunting note. Coheed and Cambria 'Good Apollo... Volume 1' is simply stunning, the drums sound so alive you could just as well be in the drumkit; the guitars are perfectly crisp and you can hear every breath the artist inhales. The beats really shine though on Eminems 'Eminem Show' - the bass is rich and is has so many levels that I just never heard with other headphones or even a JBL Onstage Speaker System. There are so many depths of beats in 'Say Goodbye Hollywood' that it is just mind blowing. Clearly the Beats excel when it comes to rap/hip hop, the bass is just so clear.
The Design and Fit - They fit as snug as any headphones could. The leather ear pads are extremely soft and fit around my ears perfectly. The one thing which is maybe not seen easily on the pictures is that the size of the speakers are rather thick. To see how they fit have a look around on the web, they may stick out too far for some people to be suitable.
All in all I would recommend them absolutely. Also, Play.com is the cheapest play I could find them. Delivery took around 3 days.
*All music that I used to compare has been encoded with Apple Lossless format. Hope this helps anyone.

 You ain't heard nothing yet..

| | See all YuGaarnTooFar's reviews (3)

The truth is i have not purchased this item; however i did get to try them at a bestbuy in the states.

The sound is truly awesome; the fit is snug, the bass, tops and mid range are amazing... And all delivered at a comfortable volume without being too loud.

You would have to be a serious vinyl head to get the most of these as i feel the superior quality these headphones deliver may be lost if you are just a mp3-loader playing downloaded tracks.

I ain't no expert but i know when something sounds good - so if you like to hear the tunes as they were meant to be heard buy 'em.

 More of a fashion accessory

| | See all RustyRus's reviews (28)

Having listened to these for a few days now, I would say I am rather disappointed with the sound quality. I was expecting rich high's, realistic mids and thumping lows but I was rather disappointed.

Depending on the genre, these would be most purposeful with rock, reggae, classical, pop. Hip-Hop, Rap, D&B, Dubstep on the other hand do not sound as good. Setting the equalizer to off, the headphones overpower you with lots of highs and mids, the lows are there but are very brief and dont really do the song any justice. Sounds like a virtual mosh pit. I would compare these headphones in the 100 price line, they are no way good enough to cost 200+.

Noise cancellation is adequate but could be better in my opinion.

If you want a good pair of headphones just for the house, get the Sony XB-700. The best headphones ive heard so far!

 Previous Experience With Monster Headphones

| | See all Burgers4TheBoys's reviews (1)

My friend recently bought a pair of Dre Beats, similar to these but in white and he let me sample them for a day, now my music taste spans all over the place, from hip-hop to indie, dance to reggae and I also have a bit of heavy metal in my music library, these headphones are the perfect way to listen to any and every genre of music. Dre's Beats are 100 times better than any headphone's I've used, and I've used some decent headphones, these are so comfy, so precise and the way they produce and handle the bass is simply incredible, infact I've just purchased these exact headphones today, cannot wait for them to get here. Hope you find this useful and you come to your sense's and buy a pair! Your ears will thank you!

 Very good but...

| | See all honglong's reviews (6)

These headphones are excellent. Well made, very good NC and fantastic sound when plugged into an iPhone or headphone amp.

.... When plugged into a Macbook Pro, with either of the cables, a huge amount of interference is present which makes them unusable. Is it the cable? the lack of shielding on the headphones themselves? or the Macbook Pro?

I tried another Macbook Pro, and 4 other headphones. Result? The other headphones don't have a problem and the Dr Dre headphones the other Macbook Pro had the same problem.

Conclusion? If you have a Macbook Pro, avoid these, or try them first. If you have an iPhone/iPod you will love them.

NOTE: Dr Dre Beats Tour have no issues on a Macbook Pro.

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